Saturday, 26 February 2011

Everything you ‘knead to know’ about bread…

The Real Bread Campaign has just published Knead to Know: the Real Bread starter, the introductory guide to bringing Real Bread back to the heart of your local community.

In his introduction to the guide, Campaign ambassador Richard Bertinet, the award-winning author of Dough and Crust, founder of The Bertinet Kitchen & Bakery, and BBC Food Champion 2010, says: ‘Whether you are a professional baker, a home baker who would like to turn a hobby into a career or just someone who loves Real Bread, then this handbook will become an invaluable tool.’

Available from as a limited-edition book (£10 for Campaign members, £15 for everyone else) and as a PDF download, Knead to Know contains information on business models, legislation, money matters, equipment, ingredients, basic recipes, techniques, voluntary apprenticeships, courses, equipment and ingredient suppliers, further reading, and much more. 

Existing professional bakers will find helpful advice on making the transition from additive-assisted production to baking all-natural, Real Bread and how to market it successfully. Download a sample or order your copy at:

In amongst these wholesome slices of advice are tasty crumbs from people who know how to knead, including master bakers Paul Barker, Troels Bendix, Aidan Chapman, Paul Merry, and Andrew Whitley; as well as UK Community Supported Bakery pioneer, Dan McTiernan of The Handmade Bakery.

Part of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming, and funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Local Food programme, the Real Bread Campaign champions locally produced loaves and finds ways to make bread better for us, better for our communities and better for the planet.

For more information please contact Chris Young: or 020 7837 1228.
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